[Original caption] Hindoo Temple, Colombo. In the Pettah or native quarter of Colombo is Sea Street, and in Sea Street are twin Hindoo temples, one of which is shown here.
[Original caption] The Golden Temple. Held by many to be the oldest and holiest temple amid the 1,000 temples of Benares, the holiest city in India.
One of the most famous temples in Mumbai, Dwarkadhish Temple, built in 1875, was often referred to as the Monkey Temple because of the figures of monkeys eating bananas on the front.
An early lithographic postcard, and among the rarer ones, by the artist Paul Gerhardt. It was printed in Karli, outside Bombay, at the Ravi Varma Printing Press where Gerhardt worked as a lithographer.
The Shri Varun Dev Mandir temple on Manora Island in Karachi is dedicated to Varuna, the Lord of the Seas and apparently the only such temple in Pakistan.
[Original caption] Temple of Ramnagar. Commenced to be built by the famous Chair Singh, who in 1781 forced Hastings to retreat from Benares to the fort of Ramnagar.
An early undivided back postcard by The Phototype Company in Bombay, probably from its first pan-India series characterized by very high printing quality and red titles.
Edward Buck in Simla, Past and Present (1925) tells the story of Charles de Russet, son of a local French photographer and merchant. Charles dropped out of the nearby Bishop Cotton School at the age of seventeen.